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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 322
  • Gross Revenues: $386,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,200,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,780,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 6

Cahill Gordon & Reindel is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Cahill Gordon & Reindel has 322 attorneys and is the 136th largest firm in the United States.  With $386,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 78th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Cahill Gordon & Reindel ranked as the 98th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in DC and NY.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 78 6 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 78 6 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 136 5 Lawyer head count
The A-List 46 13 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 97 1 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 101 23 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 43 65 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 97 -10 Summer programs

In the News

Boies Schiller Confronts Media on Sony Data Breach

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 15, 2014

In response to an onslaught of reports about Sony's hacked documents, Boies, Schiller & Flexner's David Boies has sent a letter to news outlets demanding they stop using and destroy what he calls "stolen information." Whether the letter will have any effect remains to be seen.

PetSmart, Riverbed LBOs a Boon to Half-Dozen Big Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 15, 2014

Wachtell, Simpson Thacher, Schulte Roth, Skadden and Paul Hastings grabbed roles on the largest leveraged buyout for a U.S. company in 2014 as PetSmart, the nation's largest pet-store chain, on Sunday acquiesced to the demands of an activist investor and agreed to sell itself for $8.7 billion to a group led by private equity firm BC Partners. One day later, another activist fund headed by a Harvard Law School graduate prevailed in its bid to force an LBO at Riverbed Technology.

Wintry Windfall: Cahill Rewards Associates With Bigger Bonuses

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 12, 2014

The Am Law 100's year-end associate bonus bonanza continued Friday as Cahill Gordon & Reindel once again blew past its competitors by rewarding its junior lawyers with a whopping wintry windfall ranging from $15,000 to $115,000.

FINRA Fines Banks for Mixing Research, Investment Banking Biz

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : December 11, 2014

A decade after a crackdown that was supposed to rein in research conflicts at Wall Street banks, the industry's self-regulator levied $43.5 million in penalties Thursday against 10 leading banks accused of using their research analysts to drum up investment banking business.

Cahill's Asbestos Problem: Playing With Fire?

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

For decades, the firm and its corporate client claimed that the company's talc didn't contain asbestos. Then a retired engineer testified.

December Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : December 01, 2014

The American Lawyer Archives: The Two Faces of Scientology

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 25, 2014

With Time Warner-owned cable network HBO having 160 lawyers vet a new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney on the Church of Scientology, we decided to republish a 1992 feature story by The American Lawyer about the nonprofit's various legal travails.

Simpson Thacher Sets High Bar With Associate Bonuses

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 21, 2014

Cravath, Swaine & Moore has long kicked off associate bonus season, but this year saw Simpson Thacher & Bartlett beat its Wall Street rival to the punch with a Friday announcement that was soon followed by Paul Weiss and Milbank.

Building On Holder's Legacy

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Loretta Lynch isn't a Washington insider. But her track record as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York shows she's largely been in sync with the Justice Department's priorities under Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr.

AG Nominee Praised as Being 'Sharp' and 'Unflappable'

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : November 10, 2014

Loretta Lynch, the top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island, was nominated Saturday by President Obama to be the next U.S. Attorney General.

Reports: Lynch is Obama's Choice for Attorney General

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : November 07, 2014

Loretta Lynch is expected to be President Barack Obama's choice to be the next attorney general, according to two national new sources Friday. If confirmed, Lynch would make history as the first African-American woman in the position.

AG Pick Lynch Wins Praise, Promise of a Fair Hearing

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : November 07, 2014

Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama's choice as the next attorney general, likely will continue the agenda of current A.G. Eric Holder Jr., but without the baggage that soured his relationship with Congress.

If Chosen, Lynch Faces Dual BattlesOn Merits, Confirmation Process

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : November 07, 2014

If Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch is nominated soon as the next Attorney General, as now seems likely, she could stir up two battles in the Senate: one over her actual confirmation, and the other on which Senate should decide her fate.

Going Above & Beyond

: New York Law Journal : November 04, 2014

Sanctuary for Families last week presented the organization's 12th annual Above & Beyond Awards for Excellence in Pro Bono Advocacy.

Dentons Grows in New Jersey and Africa, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2014

One of the world's largest firms expands in the Garden State and Casablanca; Katten Muchin Rosenman adds a former Dealmaker of the Year; Norton Rose Fulbright gets into cybersecurity; Willkie Farr & Gallagher goes to Houston and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Big Suits

Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Linde v. Arab Bank; VirnetX v. Apple; Williams v. BASF; E.U. v. MasterCard; United States v. BP

When Lawyers Sue Lawyers, One Standard Should Apply

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : October 22, 2014

Corporate law firms and their clients like to talk about tort reform and abuses by the plaintiffs bar. But what happens when the accusations flow the other way?

Cahill, BASF Say Court Flubbed Litigation Privilege Ruling

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : October 02, 2014

The firm and its former client want the Third Circuit to rehear arguments that they're shielded from allegations they deceived plaintiffs and the courts for years about evidence of potential asbestos liability.

Who's On and Off the Global 100 List

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

Several firms appear for the first time on the Global 100 list, while others fall off.

Am Law 100 Firms Toast Beer, Aluminum Deals in Russia

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 25, 2014

Despite worries over Western sanctions, a trio of Am Law 100 firms sidled up for the $700 million sale of Pabst Brewing Co. to Russia's Oasis Beverages, while Russian veteran Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton advised aluminum giant United Company Rusal on its recent $5.15 billion debt restructuring.

Freshfields Adds Four But Loses One, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 20, 2014

The Magic Circle firm's New York hiring spree continued, although one partner has left the London-based legal giant's office in Washington, D.C., for a top in-house job at Chevron. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Panel Upholds Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Willkie

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : September 19, 2014

An appellate panel has affirmed the dismissal of a malpractice suit against Willkie Farr & Gallagher, holding that the real estate investor plaintiff would not have been insulated from liability by the so-called business judgment rule had he declined to have his hotel company file for bankruptcy as the firm recommended.

Freshfields Bags M&A Bigwig From Shearman & Sterling

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : September 16, 2014

The Magic Circle firm has hired Shearman's M&A partner Peter Lyons as it continues to boost its ranks in U.S. transactional work.

McGraw-Hill Shareholders Granted Right to Inspect Records

Suevon Lee : New York Law Journal : September 15, 2014

Shareholders of financial services provider McGraw-Hill can inspect portions of the corporation's books and records to investigate alleged mismanagement of its credit rating agency subsidiary during the run-up to the financial crisis, the First Department held Thursday.

Shareholders Can Inspect McGraw-Hill Corporate Records, Panel Holds

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : September 12, 2014

Shareholders of financial services provider McGraw-Hill can inspect portions of the corporation's books and records to investigate alleged mismanagement of its credit rating agency subsidiary during the run-up to the financial crisis, the Appellate Division, First Department held Thursday.

A New Look at the Litigation Privilege in Asbestos Case

Adrianne Walvoord Webb : The Legal Intelligencer : September 12, 2014

In a unanimous, precedential—and exceptional—opinion issued last week in , No. 13-1089 (3d Cir. N.J. Sept. 3, 2014), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit partly overturned the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and reinstated the fraud and fraudulent concealment claims for asbestos victims and their families in a case against BASF Catalysts LLC, the world's largest chemical maker. Factually speaking, asbestos victims still have a claim against BASF. Emotionally speaking, this decision is a powerful wake-up call for lawyers who take creative license in stretching, and manipulating, legal privileges beyond the point that ethics and the law allows.

Williams v. BASF Catalysts LLC

: New Jersey Law Journal : September 11, 2014

Action Alleging Fraudulent Conspiracy Between Law Firm and Client May Proceed

Third Circuit Gets It Right in Cahill Fraud Case

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : September 10, 2014

By refusing to allow the litigation privilege to shield Cahill Gordon and its former client from egregious fraud claims, a Third Circuit panel took a welcome step toward holding lawyers more accountable for their actions.

Litigators of the Week: Christopher Placitella of Cohen, Placitella & Roth and Jeffrey Pollock of Fox Rothschild

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 04, 2014

Placitella and Pollock persuaded an appeals court to revive fraud claims against BASF Corporation and Cahill Gordon—and to affirm that the litigation privilege isn't a license to deceive the courts.

Asia Deal Digest: Sep. 4, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 04, 2014

*Davis Polk on Taiwan's largest dollar debt offer*DLA Piper leads $464 million Fosun investment*Clayton Utz, A&O on $540 million Veda share sale